Ford has just opened the first electrified chapter in its legendary SuperVan series with the global unveiling of the ultra-high-performance Ford Pro Electric SuperVan at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The van fully utilizes the potential of electric performance and enhanced connectivity to achieve the highest performance of any Ford van ever. It also underscores the company’s commitment to electrification.
Ford Pro Electric SuperVan: Details
The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan utilizes four electric motors, a 50kWh liquid-cooled battery, and a bespoke control system that produces around 2,000 PS (1,972 HP) for sub-two-second 0-100 km/h (0-62 MPH) acceleration. The battery pack is mounted for optimum weight distribution and a low center of gravity. It can be fully recharged in approximately 45 minutes using a standard electric vehicle fast-charger. The driver can access charging and battery insights via the in-cab touchscreen. Presumably right out of a Mustang Mach-E.
The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan is a one-off demonstrator, leaving the Ford Design team free to create a wild-looking vehicle that grabs attention and reflects its powerful performance capability. The muscular style, outlandish wheel arches, and one-off livery help to deliver the most extreme expression of Transit design, while the all-electric powertrain offers the development team plenty of freedom with fewer packaging and cooling restrictions that come with a combustion engine.
Like any good van, the Electric SuperVan features a loadspace behind the driver; a door in the bodyside makes loading and unloading cargo easy, and Ford is developing a secure electromagnetic release system controlled via the SYNC screen. The van has a full roll cage inside, racing seats to FIA standard for safety, and a large SYNC touchscreen taken directly from Ford’s production vehicles such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The touchscreen enables control of the selectable drive modes that tailor the Electric SuperVan’s torque maps, regenerative braking, and control responses to suit different driving scenarios.
Ford Performance and electrified rally and racing specialists STARD in Austria developed the all-electric demonstrator vehicle in secret. The exterior design was done by the Ford Design team in Cologne, Germany. The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan will be driven by Championship-winning racing driver and electric motorsport specialist Romain Dumas to demonstrate its capability on Goodwood’s famous hill climb.
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